Michael Formanek The Distance

Michael Formanek - The Rub and Spare Change  Music

Posted by Juma at Feb. 25, 2011
Michael Formanek - The Rub and Spare Change

Michael Formanek - The Rub and Spare Change
EAC > FLAC | tracks | Log + CUE | cover scans | ~400 MB incl. recovery (4 files)
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop, Modern creative | Label: ECM (ecm 2167) | Year: 2010

ECM debut for Michael Formanek, whose formidable bass has propelled groups from the Mingus Big Band to Tim Berne’s Bloodcount and has backed artists as diverse as Chet Baker and Elvis Costello. A bandleader and composer in his own right, he is heard here with some highly-talented colleagues in an outgoing programme of his own pieces, whose unorthodox constructions set up strong solos and fiery group interaction.
Thumbscrew (Michael Formanek, Tomas Fujiwara, Mary Halvorson) - Convallaria (2016) {Cuneiform Records RUNE 415}

Thumbscrew (Michael Formanek, Tomas Fujiwara, Mary Halvorson) - Convallaria (2016) {Cuneiform Records RUNE 415}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 401 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 171 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 11 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2016 Cuneiform Records / Thumbscrew | RUNE 415
Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Modern Creative / Experimental / Improvisation

Three hyper-progressive improvisational jazz and cross-genre artists push the envelope again on their 2nd album for Cuneiform Records. The musicians' busy schedules via numerous and largely prolific solo and group-based projects have rocketed their respective artistries into the limelight, especially ECM recording artist Michael Formanek (bass) who for the past several decades has become a household name within these circles. Nonetheless, it's an adventurous exploration, led by guitarist Mary Halvorson's signature phraseology, comprised of extended lines that vaporize into the cosmos amid her diminutive note-bending jaunts and so on. Here, drummer Tomas Fujiwara generates a buoyant underpinning with colorful accents in parallel with Formanek's fluid and powerful support.
Michael Formanek, Ensemble Kolossus - The Distance (2016) {ECM 2484}

Michael Formanek, Ensemble Kolossus - The Distance (2016) {ECM 2484}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 418MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz

The Distance represents a grand creative leap for bassist-composer Michael Formanek, following two widely lauded ECM releases featuring his quartet with Tim Berne, Craig Taborn and Gerald Cleaver. The new album showcases his texturally rich compositions for the dynamic 18-piece big band he has playfully dubbed Ensemble Kolossus. The project saw some of the most distinctive musicians on the New York scene bonding to realize Formanek’s epic design, as he re-imagined what a big band can be. Channelling sounds from the classic to the modern, he also composed for individually expressive soloists in the Ellingtonian tradition. Along with the dark-hued romanticism of the title track, The Distance features the “Exoskeleton” suite – a kaleidoscopic musical experience in which Formanek’s bold, beautiful vision for 21st-century large-ensemble jazz comes vibrantly to life.

Michael Formanek and Ensemble Kolossus - The Distance (2016)  Music

Posted by mark70 at March 30, 2016
Michael Formanek and Ensemble Kolossus - The Distance (2016)

Michael Formanek and Ensemble Kolossus - The Distance (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 71:16 min | 164 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: ECM Records

Jazz composers writing for large ensembles have often avoided the label "big band," going back to the Jazz Composer's Orchestra in the '60s, not to mention Sun Ra's Arkestra and the many Swing Era bands that called themselves orchestras. It's an understandable choice, given the unavoidable—and potentially limiting—stylistic associations that come with the big band name. Bassist/composer Michael Formanek playfully calls this 18-piece group Ensemble Kolossus: it represents a bold creative leap forward from his previous quartet recordings Small Places (ECM, 2012) and The Rub and Spare Change (ECM, 2010).

Michael Formanek - Small Places (2012) [24-bit/88,2kHz]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by HDV at May 7, 2015
Michael Formanek - Small Places (2012) [24-bit/88,2kHz]

Michael Formanek - Small Places (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 71:21 minutes | 1,31 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

'Small Places' is double-bassist/composer Michael Formanek’s follow-up to The Rub and Spare Change, his widely lauded ECM debut as a leader. The new album features the same powerhouse band of longtime confreres, with Formanek in seemingly telepathic league with saxophonist Tim Berne, pianist Craig Taborn and drummer Gerald Cleaver. If anything, Small Places is a step beyond this quartet’s first release, with the compositions and improvisation blending so that a listener is scarcely able to tell where one leaves off and the other begins. Earthy yet atmospheric, this is jazz alive with dark-hued melody and bone-deep rhythms, rich in dynamic possibility and the sound of surprise.

Michael Formanek - Small Places (2012) {ECM 2267}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Nov. 7, 2012
Michael Formanek - Small Places (2012) {ECM 2267}

Michael Formanek - Small Places (2012) {ECM 2267}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 416MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion

Small Places is double bassist/composer Michael Formanek’s follow-up to “The Rub and Spare Change”, his widely lauded ECM debut as a leader. If anything, Small Places is a step beyond this quartet’s first release, with the compositions and improvisation blending so seamlessly that a listener is scarcely able to tell where one leaves off and the other begins. Earthy yet atmospheric, this is very 21st-century American jazz, the music brimming with piquant riffs and muscular ostinatos, rich in melodic possibility and the sound of surprise.
Michael Small - The China Syndrome: Soundtrack (2009) Recorded 1979

Michael Small - The China Syndrome: Soundtrack (2009) Recorded 1979
EAC | WV (Image) + cue.+log ~ 203 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 86 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Intrada | # Special Collection Volume ISC 110 | 00:37:34

One of the best kept secrets in film music is out! World premiere release of never-used Michael Small score for highly-praised, then-timely thriller directed by James Bridges, starring Jane Fonda, Michael Douglas, Jack Lemmon. Tense tale of nuclear plant disaster played incredibly well without any dramatic scoring, but original intent was to have Small add suspense, excitement to grim & eerie proceedings. Small offers terse ideas, keeps pace with pending disaster, then unleashes sensational action cue with "Meltdown!" sequence. While multi-track elements have vanished, Sony fortunately vaulted mono safety copies of entire sessions. Engineering slates and paperwork allowed us to recreate Small's original picture intent as well. Also included is "bonus" section of Small's original source music, used for various TV bumpers (Fonda & Douglas are TV reporters). Michael Small conducts. Intrada Special Collection release limited to 1000 copies!

Thorcraft Cobra - The Distance (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at March 3, 2017
Thorcraft Cobra - The Distance (2017)

Thorcraft Cobra - The Distance (2017)
Pop Rock, Alternative Rock | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:34:32 | 79 MB
Label: Plaza Bowl Records | Release Year: 2017

The Distance is an homage to a story, probably apocryphal, about Abraham Lincoln. Supposedly, Lincoln said it wasn't remarkable that he was born in a log cabin and became the President; it was remarkable that he was born in a log cabin and became a lawyer. Says Glover, ''I think about the distance that some of us travel… and the distance in front of me will never be as profound as the distance I covered physically, intellectually, emotionally, spiritually - to get here.''

Michael Bolton - The Very Best Of Michael Bolton (2005)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Feb. 23, 2017
Michael Bolton - The Very Best Of Michael Bolton (2005)

Michael Bolton - The Very Best Of Michael Bolton (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 555 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 183 Mb
Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 73 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop Rock, Soft Rock, Blue-Eyed Soul, Adult Contemporary
Columbia / Sony Music #82876747942

The U.K. collection The Very Best of Michael Bolton – initially released in 2005, repackaged as a slide pack in 2007 – is a good overview of the singer's peak years, containing all the big hits except "Love Is a Wonderful Thing" (only natural, considering the lawsuit surrounding the song) in a 17-track compilation that should give most listeners all the Bolton they need.

The Distance Travelled(Repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Nice_smile) at Jan. 26, 2017
The Distance Travelled(Repost)

The Distance Travelled by Brett Alexander Savory
English | 2006 | ISBN: 1889186627 | 270 Pages | EPUB | 2.20 MB